Black Country Power Apps & Power Automate User Group - May 2020

When:  May 12, 2020 from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM (BST)
Welcome to the Black Country PowerApps & Flow User Group, a group of Business Users, IT Professionals, Developers and general enthusiasts who like to learn more about Power Apps and Power Automate.

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Agenda for the Evening (run of events may change):
  • 18:30 - 18:50 - Arrival & Networking
  • 18:50 - 19:00 - Welcome
  • 19:00 - 19:15 - Tales from the Trenches 1
  • 19:15 - 20:00 - Model-Driven Power Apps for Dummies (and non-Dynamics folks), by Alan Eardley, Corporate Project Solutions
  • 20:00 - 20:15 - Tales from the Trenches 2
  • 20:15 - 21:00 - Posting Adaptive cards to teams from Flow, by Laura Graham-Brown MVP, Graham-Brown Consulting
  • 21:00 - PowerPint!!

Tonight's Topics

Model-Driven Power Apps for Dummies (and non-Dynamics folks)

By Alan Eardley
Head of Modern Workplace, Corporate Project Solutions

Have you ever built an application?  Have you needed the skills of developers and DBAs and months of work to get even the simplest solution up and running?  Have you created a Power App on top of a SharePoint list?


If you have done any of these then you may have reached limits of skills, time or technology that prevented you from building the app you needed.


Model-Driven Power Apps make use of the Common Data Service (CDS) to allow sophisticated applications to be built and sustained using no code. 


In this session I will explain what the building blocks of Model-Driven Power Apps are and demonstrate how you can build a solution quickly and easily.  We will also explore the boring stuff like the "L" word (licencing) and the exciting stuff like extensibility, automation and reporting.

Sending Messages to Teams using Adaptive and Power Automate

By Laura Graham-Brown
Graham-Brown Consulting

Adaptive cards are a great way to send a message to a user or channel in Teams to update them on the progress of a business process. If you need to collect information or an approval why not use an adaptive card to ask the question.

In this session I will show how to design cards, send cards to Teams and how to handle responses from adaptive cards. We will look at the superb samples available and the resources out there.


Stourbridge is extremely accessible by most forms of transport.

By Road

If you are travelling by motorway, exit the M5 at Junction 4 and follow the A491 towards Stourbridge. When you reach the end of the A491, you will face an island with traffic signals, take the 4th exit (Dual Carriageway) onto the A456. Stay in your left hand lane and at the traffic lights, take the filter lane back onto the A491 towards Stourbridge. At the next island, take the 3rd exit (locals all know to get into the right hand lane for this). Follow the road to the next island, and take your first exit, driving down the hill to the Stourbridge Junction mini roundabout. Take the 3rd exit (almost coming back on yourself) and turn immediately left. The Green Duck Brewery is on your right hand side just before you reach the junction. Just look out for the green door!

By Train

​​The closest train station is Stourbridge Junction which is approx a 5 minute walk from the Green Duck Brewery. If  you are catching the train from Birmingham, you will need to board at Birmingham Snow Hill (10 minute dawdle from New Street). For those coming from the North West, you can change at Wolverhampton, and then again at Smethwick Galton Bridge to avoid Birmingham.

For those travelling from the South West, trains are available from Worcester Shrub Hill.


Green Duck Brewery
Rufford Road
Stourbridge, DY9 7ND